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Jul 23, 2011 6:00pm EDT
again. mike? >> reporter: well, the big story now is power outages. there are more than 11,000 people without power. a big chunk are in baltimore city. 5400 also, in the pikesville area. it's not a day you want to be without air-conditioning. >> reporter: another day of heat and frustration. particularly among gbe customers in the peak rewards program. she's in a it degree home with her 5 month old niece and her dog. >> it's not coming on. i'm getting all [ indiscernible ] feel how hots the. you can feel the heat. how you doing? air-conditioning working? >> no, it's burning up. >> reporter: volunteers made sure people were okay in the record breaking heat wave. first of all, they have the fans and whatever. >> reporter: today was cooler than yesterday, the power systems were stressed. thousands were without power. >> when you add to it, more and more power running through the lines and you factor in the external temperatures. a lot of power lines are aboveground. >> it keeps me cool. >> reporter: there have been 20 deaths nationwide since the heat wave began. >> reporter: city pools h
CBS
Jul 19, 2011 4:30am EDT
afternoon, hid their bodies in the bedroom, and then had a big party saturday night after posting invitations on facebook. hadley is charged with two counts of first degree murder. >>> after the battle over raising the debt limit. today the house is scheduled to take a largely symbolic vote on a republican-backed measure that has virtually no chance of passing in the senate. a just-released cbs news poll finds 48% disapprove of how the president is handling the negotiations. congress fares even worse, 58% disapprove of how democrats are handling it, and 71% disapprove of what republicans are doing. tara mergener is in washington with more on this. good morning, tara. >> good morning, betty. no question, there is a lot of pressure all the way around here. and options are getting fewer and fewer, as the deadline looms. house republicans are on track to pass a plan that would raise the debt limit, for a price. >> we can no longer borrow 40 cents out of every dollar in this country. that's why we must pass cut cap and balance. >> reporter: the tea party backed proposal would let the g
CBS
Jul 4, 2011 6:00pm EDT
stay cool and play games as they wait for the big show. >> it is 4th of july, independence day and i'm from the city of brotherly love where it all began. >> reporter: not only is baltimore patriotic but your shirt is patriotic. >> right, i'm in a patriotic mood today. >> being out here when the fireworks, it's just so amazing, you see everybody return to being a child. >> i enjoyed the last time i came down with my kids. so i really wanted to be down here again. >> reporter: some arrived early to get the best seat of the house. >> the best place to watch. >> you have a birds eye view, nobody is in front of you to block your view and you see it all. >> reporter: okay now just to give you an idea. people have been coming down all afternoon. there are several police officers who have already aligned themselves all along the harbor walk literally within the last, i want to say 20 minutes, half hour, people have just packed the house here. over here, i don't know how much of this you'll be able to see. but again people just lining up to see the shows and then people taking on the grassy
CBS
Jul 12, 2011 4:00pm EDT
, or 80. or yesterday, it was 100. so it's two degrees lower. not a big difference. easton, 102. d.c. at 103. and ocean city, at 100 degrees. that's the way it feels on your skin. >>> bernadette woods joins me now with a current look at the advisories in effect. and look toward the end of the week changes. >>> we have the heat advisory in effect for all of us earlier. western side of the bay. still in effect for the eastern shore here. but there's also an air quality alert, code orange for the baltimore region and d.c. region. that probably is going to be extended because we're still going to have high temperatures. but eventually, cooler air is coming our way. and that is coming pretty soon. later this week, notice how on the eastern part of the country, or northeastern part, there is a big dip coming. that's going to bring in much more comfortable air. we'll let you know how comfortable coming up. >>> first warning weather coverage continues live now with adam may. the dangerous heat this can be. >> well, that cooler weather bernadette has told you about, it can't come soon enoug
CBS
Jul 1, 2011 5:00pm EDT
approaching 95. and then this one is the big one, on 50 east bound as you imagine, from bay down live of live to the middle of the by bridge, a big backup there. 404 east bound slow to ridgely road. we'll keep you occupy date and have a complete report coming up in about 10 minutes. back to you. >> thank you very much, sharon. >>> many people wondering if the weather will hold up for the holiday weekend. bernadette woods is tracking the conditions now. bernadette. >> we've had a good stretch running up to this weekend. now we're going to show you doppler radar, nothing going on in our area. just a gorgeous evening out there. you do see some storms over the great lakes, moving in our direction. tomorrow just a chance for a shower and thunderstorm. it's a small chance, but temperatures will start to build. humidity will start to build. then our better chance for showers or storms are sunday into monday, as that front crosses by the area. although these are just scattered showers and thunderstorms, these are not all day rain events. so not a washout of a weekend. keep your plans. we'll keep you
CBS
Jul 25, 2011 12:00pm EDT
to drop the humidity. that will make a big difference. you can at least go in the shade and get a little bit of relief. the front stays to the south. when this does, just off to our west there's a new round of heat getting underway. that will expand not north and east, so it's moving our way. as far as numbers go we did get into the 90s. it's starting to spread east still in the 90s for dallas. that air is coming our direction. so today we're going up to 94 degrees, scattered thunderstorms. if anything becomes strong or severe, we will pass that along. then tomorrow still very warm. we're still in the 90s. this is our relief, but we are going to be much less muggy than we have been. so we'll try and focus on that. >> yes. we'll think positively. wjz 13 is always on. here are the top stories on wjz.com. for instant updates and the updated forecast, please log,,,, >>> children with adhd and other developmental disabilities are at greater risk when crossing the street. the study revealed those more easily distracted are more likely to be hit by a car. it's recommended that children with adh
CBS
Jul 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
this morning. big story here. we're going to look at a nuclear plant in tennessee called watts bar where a recent federal inspection found more than 40 significant problems. 40. it is a crucial issue, especially after japan's recent nuclear meltdown. one critic says regulators are gambling with people's lives. we're going to hear more from armen keteyian in this investigation. >> something you don't want to miss when you think about the future of this country's energy policy. but we begin with britain's tabloid scandal, and an unprecedented day for the owner at the center of it. rupert murdoch faces questioning by british lawmakers, who want to know more about cell phone hacking, police payoffs, and other alleged wrongdoing by reporters at his newspapers. cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer is in london outside the house of parliament with the latest. good morning, liz. >> good morning. the murdochs are going to appear in about 2 1/2 hours from now. technically, at a session of the commons committee on culture, media and sports. but i'll tell you, in atmosphere it's much more like a
CBS
Jul 6, 2011 6:00pm EDT
a big purchase is doing just that. i'm mary bubala, that story is next on eyewitness news. >>> i'm jessica kartalija. and we are here with elmo. and we're talking about the late, great jim henson. that story is next on wjz. >> yeah, baby. >>> any pop-up storms in the region. meteorologist bernadette woods is back with your updated first warning forecast coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,, >>> out of the ashes. a baltimore city church struggles to rebuild. flames tore through the paradise greater christian center. while the sanctuary was destroyed, the church's pastor says thankfully no one was injured. >>> we as a people, not only need to be focused, but as a community, we need to watch out for each other. but it also tells them, through tragedy, god will give us victory. >> a special fundraiser to help the church rebuild will take place tonight. >>> many cities across the nation are privatized across the nation. mary joins us now with more. mary? >> the city purchased a brand new piece of equipment to take care of business. >> this is what 120,000 dollars can buy. a new paver to smooth
CBS
Jul 11, 2011 5:00pm EDT
this kind of heat can lead to big-time problems, especially if, like, these guys, you're out working in it. but it's the elderly that are most at risk. already, a 95-year-old woman and an 81-year-old man in the city have died from heat- related complications this summer. that's why health officials are urging people to check in on their elderly neighbors frequently, with a warning that it takes time before effects of the heat can karch up with you. -- catch up with you. >> so the two, heat-related deaths we have had this summer have come after a string of code reds. so when you check on your neighbors, check on them on the day of the code red. but also check on them the day after, and the day after that. >> reporter: fatigue, heavy sweating, muscle cramps, headache, nausea, all signs doctors say the heat is taking a toll on you. city residents can come out and get free ice water. >> reporter: ice water, the key word here. doctors say it is really important if you're going to be spending any time outdoors to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. they also say it's important to take lots of frequent br
CBS
Jul 18, 2011 4:00pm EDT
, and smartest associates, only at hhgreg, we help. >> wjz viewers step up to the plate in a very big way. >> and the maryland food bank is the real winner here. >> orioles fans donated 4600 pounds of food at the wjz and masn orioles food drive. >> that was more than we collected last year. it was great to see money donate to go a good cause. >> we're a proud sponsor of the food drive. >>> to say my bucket was very quiet on saturday. >> was it? >> a lot of paper in it. >> i know. that's good. that's what's changed this year. you know what i was saying? cleveland cash is good for us too. they were good for us. >> i complimented the cleveland fans because they were incredibly generous and i wanted them to know that even though we wanted to run them in the ground on the diamond, we wanted them to donate. >> and we did. >> we did, yes. a role reversal at the airport. >> nothing really surprises me i guess, so -- >> i'm surprised it hasn't happened sooner -- >> the airport attack that everyone is talking about. the big trouble a passenger is in for turning the tables on the tsa. >> the legal
CBS
Jul 26, 2011 5:00pm EDT
the homeowner, a 58-year-old man, did not have a criminal background. >>> a big break for the men accused of stealing historic valuable documents, they can get out of jail. vick is in the newsroom to tell us. >> reporter: the pair is accused of stealing $6 million for the documents from the maryland historical society. they have been in jail since they were arrested more than a week ago. he needs to come up with $750,000 to get out. police say the pair took 60 documents, including papers signed by abraham lincoln. kai, back to you. >> landau calls himself america's presidential histian. -- historian. >>> developing news just into wjz. we've learned that fire chief academy is being replaced. some firefighters are being accused of cheating on a state licensing test. the state is investigating cheating accusations. >>> seven days and counting. time is running out for lawmakers to reach an agreement on the debt debate. democrats and republicans are arguing over dueling plans to decrease the spending and increase the debt limit. president obama has promised to veto the plan to do a temporary r
CBS
Jul 6, 2011 4:00pm EDT
:00 and 6:00. we're live near the airport, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> a lot breaking on this big story on the bwi parkway. we'll have more for you on this still-developing story coming up at 5:00 and 6:00 live. >>> casey anthony could walk free in 24 hours. the verdict is being analyzed from coast to coast. karen brown reports for wjz on what happens now. >> reporter: people are already lining up to get a seat for casey anthony's sentencing. many can't believe she was cleared of murdering her daughter caylee. >> maybe someday she's going to wake up and realize, i've got to come forward. >> reporter: russell heckler was an alternate jury. >> it was the right decision. >> he said the prosecution did not prove caylee was murdered. >> they didn't show us how caylee died. that was important. >> reporter: heckler objects there was some sort of horrific accident. >> overall, i think the family knows a lot more than what came out at the trial. >> reporter: the judge will sentence casey anthony on four misdemeanor charges of lying to police. she's already spent nearly three years in jail.
CBS
Jul 12, 2011 5:00pm EDT
by baltimore companies. ask candy. and said other big baltimore -- the other big baltimore connection. is that driver. >> just sinking to me. you said, 160 miles an hour. >> that's right. >> 160? >> 160. >> don't tell jabari that mark is going to drive number 68. he still thinks he is. >> i want to see me drive. >> the indy cars for the big race, they're racing on sunday. this is one of the support series. their big race is going to be on saturday, labor day. at the inner harbor, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. back to you in the inner hill. >> they run from $2800 each. >> i want one of those cars. >>> baltimore and the orioles are teaming up. we need your help. during this weekend's stand, take nonperishable foods. the wjz family will collect your donations at the gate. friday, you can meet don, adam, ron, and andrea. saturday, you can meet vic, me, bob, mark, gigi, tim and pat. and sunday, you can meet denise, mary, jeff, stan and mike hellgren. all part of wjz's continuing community commitment. >>> and here's one of the stories we're working on. >>> i'mandy clark -- i'm andy clark
CBS
Jul 17, 2011 11:00pm EDT
this break. hey parents, it's going to be a, big school year. see, i'm not just teaching woodwinds and strings. i'm teaching attitude! if your kids want to sound cool, they have to look cool! so, here's what they'll need: denim, graphic tees, leggings and tunics, more denim, backpacks, headphones, hair gel, denim, converse one star shoes, denim, shaun white hoodies and denim. >>> it's 79 degrees and clear in central maryland right now, a big warmup's on the way. bernadette will have the details, coming up. >>> it looks like a scene from a movie but this was as real as it gets. seven people were inside that suv when it flipped over off an elevated road in new york and fell 35 feet below and crashed onto that taxi. miraculously, everyone survived. police say the driver of the land rover told them that someone cut him off. >>> a woman accused of sexually assaulting a tsa agent is racking up a lot of support in the worldwide web. a facebook group called acquit is quickly gaining fans. the 61-year-old allegedly grabbed and twisted a tsa officer's breast after she received to go through
CBS
Jul 19, 2011 12:00pm EDT
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CBS
Jul 20, 2011 5:00pm EDT
is a balanced way to break the stalemate. >> it's an opportunity then to go ahead and think big. >> the group of bipartisan senators is proposing a package that cuts $4 trillion from the deficit. the plan also reduces federal programs like medicare and medicaid. it shrinks the tax code to three categories, limits some tax deductions and could bring changes changes to social security payments. >> let's actually take this moment and see if we can rally around something that can tumly move forward. >> if we can help in the debt ceiling debate by producing this product. >> the game has drawn support from both parties, but it's too complex for congress to pass before august 2nd deadline. >> the white house spokesman indicated that the president would sign off on a short-deal term, but only if it wraps up on a big deal both sides can live with. but any compromise would be a tough sell to some republicans. >> and the only clear path to raise the debt ceiling that has passed either house of congress, is the cut, cap and balance act. >> reporter: lawmakers have less than two weeks to find common groun
CBS
Jul 26, 2011 4:00pm EDT
eyewitness news at 4:00. a big change. what mcdonald's has taken out of its happy meals and putting in instead. >>> suspect in court. two men charged in the severe beating of a san francisco giants fan may have let their anger out on at least three other fans. >>> i'm ron matz. at webber's cider, it's buy local week in maryland. it's healthy and delicious. the story coming up on wjz's eyewitness news. >>> it is blue skies, as far as the eye can see. and low humidity. not bad. stick around. bern's updated first warning weather forecast is coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> the famous chilean miners rescued. one struck a deal to produce a movie about a collapse of a mine last year. and the rescue efforts that captivated the world. trapped miners spent more than two months underground. shooting for the film is scheduled to start in 2012. >>> an elderly stroke victim is filing a lawsuit against the dallas police department. diane irons was arrested in may for public intoxication. police say she was slurring her speech. but when her son tried to tell them she was a stroke victim and not
CBS
Jul 26, 2011 6:00pm EDT
of money. >> landau has made a career studying residents of the white house, not the big house. that was before landau was ordered to be held here. he and his assistant were accused of stealing documents. today, landau's lawyer argued for bail and got it. >> mr. landau has been granted a $500,000 bail with a condition that he surrender his passport and report to pretrial services in baltimore city once a week. >> reporter: jason's bail was set even higher at $750,000. police say he controlled the museum where the documents were in. they were valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars. >> reporter: but historic towments have value-- documents have value beyond money. >> reporter: when the exhibit opened in april, it took documents to bring the past alive. >> you can show quotations from letters and diaries and letters from the newspapers and be touched by how ghastly a time in our history this really was. >> reporter: but it's landau's future his lawyer is really worried about. >> even though he has no prior criminal record. and no prior failure to appears, he is a new york resi
CBS
Jul 4, 2011 5:00pm EDT
but how and why remains a big mystery. derek valcourt is live in the newsroom with the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: lauren giddings disappeared more than a week ago. the howard county woman had just graduated. police believe the body found in her apartment complex last week may have been hers but they still haven't made a positive i.d. because the body was apparently badly mutilated. officers spent the weekend dusting for fingerprints. authorities say they have two persons of interest in the case. one of those people was later charged with an unrelated burglary at giddings apartment complex. so far police have made no arrest in her apparent murder. >> giddings graduated down in howard county. >>> the count down is on in just a few hour, the skies over baltimore will light up with dazzling fireworks display. wjz is a proud sponsor of the port of america show. wjv is live downtown. jessica cartalia is in the middle of all the excitement, jess. >> happy fourth of july to everyone out there. there's been so much going on at the harbor, it's been absolutely packed with
CBS
Jul 6, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. how a big new purchase is doing just that. >>> hot and humid july evening. when will the weather improve? wjz meteorologist bernadette woods is updating your first warning forecast. not that long ago, many families were priced out of an overheated housing market. but the times have changed. get the facts at remax.com. it's a great place to see all the listings in thousands of cities and towns. with lots of houses to chose from and down-to-earth prices the dream of owning a home seems more attainable than ever. find out what an experienced re/max agent can do for you. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. >>> out of the ashes. a baltimore city church struggles to rebuild. investigators say the fire started after someone found stolen equipment in the sanctuary. what the church is doing to get back on its feet. >> reporter: hours before sunday services, flames ripped through the greater paradise christian center on the corner of east oliver and north potomac. >> now, two hours later, it's time to rebuild, just focus. and let's get back in here and make it
CBS
Jul 18, 2011 12:00pm EDT
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CBS
Jul 20, 2011 6:00pm EDT
for me and the rest for you. he replies, we always see little peanuts until we hit the big bricks. >> reporter: officers say he was going to get a shipment of heroin. almost $40,000 worth, and offered protection to a dealer. he said, i mean, the officers shouldn't give a blank because i'm on yalcy all's side. that's a lot of cash. >> we can't give corner to corruption. we can't. and we won't. and we will exhaust every means and every resource. to eliminating it faour ranks. >> police, king kong ain't got nothing on me. >> reporter: on facebook, officer redd says his favorite movie is training day, where denzel plays a crooked officer, who thinks he's above the law. but redd now faces life in prison. >> reporter: and federal authorities arrested four other people and charged them in connection with this case. they are all from the baltimore area. reporting live at city police headquarters, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> mike, thank you. city police contacted the fbi when they first got tipped to the corruption. officer red will be in court friday morning. >>> a federal judg
CBS
Jul 4, 2011 4:00pm EDT
will light up the skies and bring in big bucks. taxes on the sale of fireworks generate $1 billion nationwide. some states that ban the sales are reconsidering. massachusetts and maine are looking into legalizing the sale. >>> it's been two years since the great recession ended. the recovery is split between wall street and main street. average americans are dealing with job insecurity and gas prices continue to increase. the corporate america is doing well. profits are up 50%. it's a bigger increase than what's been seen. >>> and prices at the grocery store could come down later on this year because of a bountiful corn crop. farmers have planted the second largest amount of corn in nearly seven decades. over 92 million acres. corn is used in hundreds of food and beverages. that's the money watch. for more news, go to cbsmoneywatch.com. >>> all right, thank you. >>> do you know the reason we celebrate our independence. 58% of americans know when the u.s. declares its independence. that was 1776. one in four americans knew the date, but not that the u.s. gained independence from great britain.
CBS
Jul 5, 2011 11:00pm EDT
why the big jump in visitors. >> reporter: they said it was a combination of good weather, marketing and an improving economy. >> reporter: it was hard to find a good spot on the beach. ocean city had the busiest independent day weekend since 2003. >> how was it like trying to get in into a restaurant this weekend? >> it was horrible. >> reporter: compared to last year the number of visitors as of may has jumped almost 70,000. >> it's looking pretty good. hopefully the town keeps filling up. >> reporter: the good news for maryland drivers is that not all of these visitors are using the bay bridge. more and more people are coming through delaware as ocean city continues increasing its out of state market and pennsylvania, new york and new jersey. >> it's rodney, i'm out to rescue the entire east coast and bring them to ocean city maryland. >> reporter: the mayor says tv adds like this appear to be paying off. hotel revenues so far this year are also up more than 10%. >> i think we've positioned ourselves well in the marketplace. looks like this is going to be a better year. >> reporte
CBS
Jul 10, 2011 6:30pm EDT
but for the global economy because the u.s. is such a big part of the deal. >> susan mcginnis. >>> late this afternoon president oe baa ma told lawmakers they need to work out this deal on the debt in the next 10 days, we'll let you know as soon as they reach a compromise. a famous theater is trashed by vandals in broad daylight. around 7:00 this morning. someone smashed the windows of the ed sullivan theater. that's where david letterman tapes his show. they believe dave whitmore was drunk when broke into the building. >>> an ohio father risks his life to save his son from the bottom of a deep well. the 3-year-old boy fell into that well when the rotting plywood on top of his gave way. he quickly climbed down the slippery rocks and got into the water to help. >> just amazing what you can do if your son or daughter is trapped in a well screaming and crying for your name. you will do pretty much about anything. >> reporter: he was also trapped for a while but he did keep his son above the water until a fire department official arrived. firefighters used ropes to pull both of them to saf
CBS
Jul 11, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. >> no matter what age you are, doctors say this kind of heat can lead to big-time problems, especially if you're out working in it. but it's the elderly that are mostly at risk. already an 85-year-old woman and an elderly man have died from heat complications this summer. that's why officials are urging people to check in on their elderly regularly. >> the two heat-related deaths we've had so far this summer have come a few days after a string of code reds. so when you check on your neighbors, check on them, the day of the code red. but also check on them the day after and the day after that. >> reporter: fatigue, heavy sweating, muscle cramps, headaches, nausea. all signs doctors say the heat is taking its toll on you. baltimore city is opening its cooling centers, where city residents can come in to chill out and get the air conditioning and ice water. >> reporter: and ice water really should be your buzz words in this type of severe heat. doctors say you need to hydrate yourself plenty. make sure if you're outside, you're taking plenty of breaks to try to stay in the shade as much as possi
CBS
Jul 12, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. but that big dynamic that hit us in the evening yesterday may not be starting to square itself away and the storm prediction center actually this morning was talking about that dynamic should happen farther south and east. maybe a thunder shower pops up later today and maybe a thundershower pops up later tomorrow then it's nothing but good news. bernadette woods with those details coming up shortly. now let's throw it back inside. >> our first warning weather coverage continues with adam may working outside with the precautions you should be taking today. >> good afternoon. the heat will crank up today. it's warm out here right now. not unbearable yet. health officials are urging people to take precautions. on some people you see the sweat. >> it's hot. >> on others, it's not so obvious. >> our butts are sweating. >> it's like sticky out. >> the dog days of summer are in full swing and local er doctors know how dangerous this weather can be. >> we are seeing one patient right now with heat exposure. >> last year the heat killed 32 people in maryland and already this summer four peop
CBS
Jul 13, 2011 5:00pm EDT
summons. >>> new records show airport security breaches are still a big problem. lawmakers want to know why this is happening, even with the billions of dollars spint on security. >>> more than 25,000 since 2001. >> they demanded answers from the transportation transportation security administration. >> the u.s. has spent billions of dollars to revamp airport screening. and the t a insists, the problems amount to less than 1% of the $5.5 billion screened in the past years. >> tsa's goal is to stay ahead of the threats while protecting passengers' privacy. >>> a security breach is broadly defined. it can be anywhere from a checked bag being misplaced. >> just this past week, a cleaning crew found a stun gun on a jet blue airplane at newark airport. in june, a passenger was arrested after using an expired boarding pass to fly across the country. this latest comes. and the tsa is already taking heat for its aggressive policy. and screening machines that see through clothing. the tsa insists all of it is necessary to protect the flying public. sandra hughes, wjz eyewitness news. >>> homelan
CBS
Jul 18, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. the biggest opening weekend in movie history. fans lined up at amc lowe's white marsh. big crowds at harbor east, where fion amc intosh and daughter told us they are just wild about harry. >> i just think it's cool the stories she tells. and it's fun. >> reporter: fiona is originally from scottland. >> there's even a real wind in harry potter where you can do a tour on the train so it's cool. >> reporter: this is the eighth and final film in the harry potter franchise. >> it's the end of my childhood. that's how i feel about it. >> i started reading the book when i was in second grade. so this is like my really whole childhood coming to an end. >> reporter: the harry box office toe total is staggering. $488million over the weekend around the world. >> it's very adventurous and outstanding and i think it's so cool how they can actually do all the magic. >> reporter: box office magic for the ages. ron max, wjz eyewitness news. >> harry potter deathly hollows part two took in $92 million on friday. the single biggest day take in movie history. >>> it's overwhelming. >> overwhelming money for
CBS
Jul 25, 2011 5:00pm EDT
pretty soon. captain mike perry, reporting live. >>> getting the road ready. workers get a big step ready to prepare for the grand prix. megan mcco-corkle shows us crews are -- mccorkell shows us they are hard at work. >> reporter: they are already setting up this grandstand. it's just the first step in a major transformation down here. >> reporter: the streets of downtown baltimore will soon look -- >> how about that? >> like this. the baltimore grand prix, now just weeks away, but to get from here to here, you have to start here. >> people are going to be amazed when they see baltimore around the world. >> reporter: martin stenk designed the two-mile track that will run along the inner harbor and along camden yards. >> what we're building is almost a small city within a city. >> this year, the parts of the race track will be surrounded by a race track wall. and protected by fencing. >> we have been doing these street races for more than 30 years. >> reporter: starting tonight, crews will begin working on light street, on the inner harbor. next week, work begins on conway street, from li
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Jul 27, 2011 4:00pm EDT
other players signed to contracts. obviously, practice is a big part of an nfl season. and the nfl practice protocol is changing league wide because of the new collective bargaining agreement. the players bargained for and got fewer practices and restrictions on how often they will have contact in practices, all designed to protect their health. and they know the new rules will not be popular with everybody. >> a lot of coaches aren't happy with the rules changes, but it's something that we thought was important to do to protect our players, especially with all of the new information we've gotten about head injuries and things like that. and not only for us. i think it sets an example for college, high school, and youth players, about the significance of taking care of your players and protecting your guys, especially during practice. >> reporter: soit will be a kinder and more gentle nfl when they do get practices going. it will not be as planned. it will be friday morning, here in owings mills. an 8:30 start to season. joe flacco is behind me now. he is scheduled to meet with us
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Jul 27, 2011 6:00pm EDT
, you will be really perspiring big time. unfortunately, by friday, i think the dew point is probably going to be around sept, maybe 72. and temperature, mid- to upper 90s. means it's going to feel like 100 to 105 on friday afternoon. which means we'll probably have a heat advisory, but not anything beyond that at this point. 77 in oakland. 92, d.c. locally, mid- to upper 80s as you can see in a few places at the 90-degree mark. north winds, very light. nice dry air mass. tomorrow, the winds are going to start turning back to the south and southwest. ahead of the front. with heat and humidity back here to the southwest. start moving our direction. tomorrow will be a few degrees warmer than today. friday afternoon, probably upper 90s and sticky. there may be a thunderstorm that will help cool things down, briefly at least. that's what we're hoping for. essentially, the hot and humid weather will return for about two to three days. by saturday night, this front approaches and more storms possible. and a little cooler as you think for sunday. we have a new tropical storm don, each tho ou
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Jul 30, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. >> tropical storm don fizzled over texas. it created big waves on the coast, but the national weather service says the storm dropped less than an inch of rain before it passed into mexico. many texans were hoping the storm would help ease the state's drought. but it was a disa -- disappointment to ranchers. >>> britain celebrates another royal wedding. today, married english rugby star. prince william, wife kate middleton, and the british monarch herself were among them. the couple met in a bar, in snoi, australia -- sydney, australia, during the 2003 rugby campaign. >> i wonder if her dress is going to get as much height as kate's will. >> so welcome to the weekend. nice once again. >> thank you. nice to be here again. >> and a hot one. not quite as extreme as yesterday. but we were talking about quite a stretch of hot weather here. today makes it the 14th day in a row, where we're 90 or above. so yes. this is where we sit right now. we're still in the 90s outside. we're coming in at 94 degrees. and temperatures are going to continue to run very warm, as we head through the next few days. we
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm EDT
nights. >> it's a big night for tv. i'm really honored. and for me personally because i got to do six episodes of the sopranos i feel that's a lucky spot. >> and also tonight, a look at the reasons for jennifer lopez and mark anthony's split. >>> and boston is in town for a rematch. >> mark is next with a live ,,,, ♪ whoa, whoa! 10:00 and 2:00, buddy. eyes on the road, right? hands on the wheel. [ male announcer ] the want-it, need-it... stay focused. [ male announcer ] ...gotta-have-it taste of mcdonald's burgers. the simple joy worth waiting for. [ young man ] how's your burger, bro? [ laughs ] [ thinking ]he best, another pet name?les. all right, i'm smart enough to notice that my favorite fresh-brewed mickey d's sweet tea is now on the dollar menu, so i'm smart enough for this. you're the best, too... sweet tea... pie? aww, chipmunk. [ male announcer ] sweet tea and the mcdonald's dollar menu. >>> mark is live at oriole park with the wjz the fan sports report. mark the o's looked good if their last two games. >> two in a row. now the boston red sox are back. they're tired of red
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Jul 20, 2011 6:00am EDT
and you get the whole shebang. he talks about a big brick and a kilo. he's been ordered to be held until he gets a detention hearing. he's dangerous and a flight risk. >>> he's been with the department since '94. he was fired in 2002 for falling asleep on the job. he sued and got reenstated and received back pay. >>> mayor stephanie rawlings- blake unveils a new tax plan. city homeowners would see a city tax cut of 20% by 2020. that would be funded from the slots parlor and the revenue. this is in response to her challenger. >>> the president is bringing his message to maryland later on this week. he'll host a town hall meeting friday at the university of college park. they'll hand out a number of tickets tomorrow morning. the topic is the debt ceiling debate currently going on in washington, d.c.. >>> the justice department welcomes a meeting for the families of those killed on 9/11 who believe their phones may have been hacked by a british tabloid. [no audio] >>> this former editor is the communication's chief. he was arrested in connection with the newspaper's phone hacking scandal. c
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Jul 5, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. it's his first big league start. he pitched in relief for the chicago cubs the last two years. orioles hitters will face harrison. the os have lost 13 of their last 19 games. that includes a brutal beating in arlington last night. chris jakaboskis got six outs while allowing six runs. these guys are filling in because brian mattis and the others have struggled. the result right now, a 13-4 defeat. but the starting rotation that seems to be falling apart, andy mcphail referred to it as a step backward. >>> golfer tiger woods would like to take a step forward with his career but an injured leg is keeping him from doing that and tiger announced he will not play the british open. he says he will miss his second consecutive major on the advice of doctors as he continues to heal from injuries. we last saw woods in competition in may after just nine holes, he walked off the course because of pain. tiger says he's not sure when he'll play again. >>> finally, excellent goal from the women's world cup in germany, ellen white gets her foot on the ball for a perfectly placed shot. she was
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Jul 25, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. and actually, this is very big for baltimore. >> you and bob? >> yeah. bob. i like kanye. >> of course. you i understand. the bob part, i'm a little confused. >> he's a rocker. >>> still to come on wjz eyewitness news. what happened to amy winehouse? the world awaits the cause of death for the popular singer. >>> amanda knox, close to freedom. the evidence that could turn the italy murder case upside down. >>> bob turk. first warning weather center. sunny, warm, but less humid weather coming your way. i'll have the exclusive first warning fi,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,, >>> the results of dna evidence, used to convict american student amanda knox of murdering her roommate in italy are in. her defense ruled that most of the evidence is completely unreliable and contaminated. knox has already served four years in prison. experts testified they found no dnaor blood on the blade of the murder weapon. knox's family is optimistic after today's hearing. >> reporter: you know, it was a an excellent day. to be able to see everything, step by step, exactly what our experts said. and now confirmed by independen
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Jul 27, 2011 5:00pm EDT
in healthwatch. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> a big step forward in the obama's push for embryonic stem cell research. they blocked should from moving forward. a lawsuit claims research violated the ban. the obama administration argued the embryos were privately harvested so the ban doesn't apply. >>> a new billboard is turning heads in indianapolis. it compares hot dogs to cigarettes. warnings, hot dogs can wreck your health. the sign comes from the committee. the billboard is an effort to get consumers away from processed meat. doctors say processed meat can cause cancers. they recommend veggie dogs over traditional hot dogs. >>> calorie listings on restaurant menus may actually help you eat healthier meals. one in six fast food customers has bought lower calorie meals since the introduction of nutrition labeling in the u.s. researchers polled more than 15,000 customers at fast food chains in new york, where calorie counts are required by law. >>> easing concerns about mobile phone use and radiation. they do not increase the risk of cancer risk in children and teens. >>> like most of her friends, 1
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